For some reason, I’ve never bothered expanding my blush collection at all. Like I got a blush with my first Birchbox and then that Lottie London one and that’s all I have (not that they’re bad blushes or anything). Kinda scandelous really when you think about it. So yeah, I decided to change that. This is cruelty free and vegan.
You can purchase the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush palette from the company website (see here), Beauty Bay (here) and Superdrug (here). Makeup Revolution have a couple of palettes like this so you should be able to find tones to suit you. This retails for £6 and can often be on a 3 for 2 deal. Shipping is much quicker with Beauty Bay compared to the other two and MR is a good second. Superdrug shipping does take a while so if you need it pronto go in store.
Either the packaging has changed since the products were photographed or this is old stock coz the description says a mirrored palette. Where? Not a mirror in sight. I don’t mind as I have enough mirrors in palettes and it keeps the price down. The packaging is the Makeup Revolution standard with plain plastic that is sturdy and strong. The window in the front allows you to see the shade range.
This is an 8 pan palette containing a mix of shimmer and matte shades. There’s no mention in the product description about contouring shades but two are definitely more contour than blush colours. One of these shades contains some shimmer as well for a more bronzed appearance. This is mostly a pink toned with a peach blush included and 2 highlighters. The pans are a good size too.
When doing the swatches, the shades felt soft and creamy and swiped well. They only needed one layer to achieve the pigment in the images. The highlighters were buttery to the touch and swiped like a dream.
To start with, completely forget what I said about the two possible contour shades. When on the skin, it’s clear that they are way too peachy to be used for contouring. But in comparison to the other shades in the palette, these two are definitely more cool toned. All of the shades are really pigmented so be careful with those darker shades as they can be shockingly bright. They are easy to blend as long as you don’t load up your brush.
The two highlighters are really reflective although I can’t imagine using the darker shade to highlight. I’d probably use this either on the eyes or as a blush topper rather than a cheek highlighter. There’s quite a lot of glitter particles in these two shades so they do sparkle in the light. Unlike a lot of highlighters, these two shades don’t make any texture on the skin stand out. In fact, none of the shades in this palette highlight skin texture.
Overall, I am so happy with my purchase from Makeup Revolution as always. Although the packaging is cheap, it is sturdy and good for travelling. It’s fairly typical of Makeup Revolution as a brand. There is a nice mix of peach based and pink based shades to suit all kinds of looks. The blushes themselves are pretty amazing. They are really pigmented while being easy to apply and blend.
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